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The current dollar value of the pool of money shareholders have invested in a fund.
There is a rather wide selection of bump up CD rate promotions available from banks across the nation. Bump up CDs are certificate of deposit accounts that gives the account holder the option to raise or “bump up” the interest rate on their CD if rates offered by the institution where the account is held
The prime rate is a base rate that banks use to set the interest rate on many of their commercial loan and consumer loan products. The term originally identified the classification of a prime customer as one considered to be the banks most credit worthy customer. The default risk of a borrower,
Three more banks failed Friday, November 21, 2008. The Office of Thrift Supervision closed two California thrifts, Downey Savings & Loan and PFF Bank & Trust. The state regulators in Georgia closed Community Bank of Loganville. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took all three companies into receivership.
U.S. Bancorp bought all the deposits and some of
Unsecured notes issued by companies and maturing within nine months. Typically, commercial paper is issued only by the larger and more credit worthy companies
On October 31, 2008, Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.
Prior to today’s failure the previous bank failure was On October 24, 2008, when Alpha Bank & Trust, Alpharetta, GA was closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and
Market news was rather subdued last week relative to the previous week’s torrent of news reports from around the globe. While the market news settled down so did interest rates. Interest rates were lower across the board which included CD interest rates, money market rates, mortgage rates and Treasury rates. Only credit
Purchasers of bank CDs are paying more attention to short and mid term CD rates. Continuing on with reviews of mid term CD rates, which are CD rates between 1 year and 3 years in length, leads to Enterprise Bank in South Carolina. Enterprise Bank of South Carolina is a bank offering one of the
The U.S. payments system is the largest in the world. Each day, millions of transactions, valued in the trillions of dollars, are conducted between sellers and purchasers of goods, services, or financial assets. Most of the payments underlying those transactions f low between depository institutions and banks, a large number of which maintain accounts with
Many sources for bank rate information rate bank CD rates differently. Most web sites that rate bank CD rates, rate only national banks. If the term “CD rates” is searched on the internet the top results are frequently sites that merely rank national banks or banks that predominantly offer CDs over the internet. A quick
An institution that acts as a financial intermediary by receiving money from depositors and lenders and also lending to borrowers. A bank must be chartered and meet certain criteria. Chartering is done by the Comptroller of the Currency for national banks, by the Federal Reserve System for state member banks, by the Federal
Tax-free, or tax-exempt, money funds offer investors the advantage of earning income that is exempt from federal and, in some cases, state taxes. For those investors in higher tax brackets, the after-tax advantage of these funds can be quite significant. Tax-free funds invest in short-term obligations of tax-exempt entities, such as state and municipal authorities.
A deposit account designated by its owner to be held “in trust for” a named beneficiary. The designation is completely revocable, and the funds remain the property of the account owner until the owner’s death. If the “in trust for” designation remains at the owner’s death, the account operates much like a “payable on
The Nov. 6, 2008 issue of the Orange County Register has an ad from Affinity Bank displaying their offer for a 7 month CD at a 4.00% interest rate. The minimum deposit for this account is $10,000.00. Affinity Bank can be reached at 800-489-2194. The website is www.affinitybank.com. Affinity bank has 10 branch locations in
Central Bank is a local community bank located in Tampa, Florida. The bank was established on February 26, 2007 and has been FDIC insured since February 26, 2007. Central Bank is chartered as a Federal Reserve Non-member. Therefore the primary regulator is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As of the end of 2008, the
Portion of its required reserves that a depository institution must hold in an account at a Federal Reserve Bank.
No need to review the action regarding consumer rates last week, this title sums it up just fine. It was a week of light trading as many investors and traders took time off between Christmas and New Years. As this week of light trading came to a close, long term interest rates moved measurably lower,
Distribution of earnings to shareholders. In credit unions, it’s the money paid to members for deposits, similar to the interest banks pay to their customers for deposits
Not necessarily, as a drop in the Federal Funds rate also affects the Prime Rate on which investments as well as debts are based. While a drop in the Prime Rate may be good for adjustable rate mortgage payers and credit card holders, interest rate sensitive investments will also be affected. If you